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Wednesday, November 20, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Friends of the Columbia Gorge announce photo contest

Friends of the Columbia Gorge—a Portland-based conservation organization dedicated to protecting the scenic, natural, cultural, and recreational resources of the Columbia Gorge—is now accepting submissions for its fifth annual photo contest. The 2019 contest is entitled
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Ammi Midstokke: The universal loathing of hypocrisy

As some of you may or may not know, in real life I am a nutritionist. Among other realistic assumptions about how I live are my excessive consumption of vegetables and the fact that I probably never get sick. And if I did, I’d drink some echinacea tea and scare that microbe off with threats of Vitamin C enemas or something.
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Judge dismisses parts of 2018 wolf lawsuit

On Nov. 1, a Thurston County Superior Court judge dismissed three of four claims against the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife in a case filed by the Center for Biological Diversity and Cascadia Wildlands in November 2018.
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Reader photo: The holiest quail

Joanie Christian took this photo of a quail in a golden tamarack in her front yard in October. “They were traversing about on the branches of the tree like it was their own personal trail system,” she said of the birds. “The late afternoon shone into the tree, so it was an especially beautiful sight.” Web extra: Submit your own outdoors-related photographs for a chance to be published in our weekly print edition and browse our archive of past reader submissions online at
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A Mackenzie River solo misadventure

Join the Spokane Canoe and Kayak Club at its general meeting as Janet Breuer shares her experience and lessons learned on the Mackenzie River on Nov. 25 from 7-9 p.m. at Mountain Gear Corporate Headquarter (6021 E. Mansfield Ave.)
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Friends of the Bluff stories upcoming

Friends of the Bluff will present the third annual Bluff Talks on Nov. 20, from 6:30-9 pm at The Montvale Event Center. The group has invited five people from Spokane to share their stories – all in some way related to the High Drive Bluff Park – each in 10 minutes or fewer.